It's the physical stuff on which one conveys or stores information. My physical stuff is mostly in my house.
Physical Review is published by the APS http://www.aps.org/about/ which "is a non-profit membership organization". I feel much better about such publishers than I feel about Elsevier.
That would be good.
I don't understand why the faculty of universities haven't already done it. University faculty provide the labor to produce and publish the papers (printing is irrelevant now), then publishers sell/rent those papers to university libraries. Professional societies live off of that income, and the likes of Elsevier extort higher prices for less good. The expense is crippling the libraries.
Just writing about it gets me angry.
It is like politics, blaming Cruz or Elsevier misses the point. The blame lies with the voters and university faculty; their choices create the market incentives that rational agents serve.
I used DEC computers from 1975 through the 1980's till I switched to SUNs. It was a great company that made great machines. While I used their machines, they had never paid a dividend because they believed they should use profits to grow the business. I don't know if they ever paid dividends. I wonder how DEC's IPO price compared to what COMPAQ paid for the company at the end.
See the nice wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneutronic_fusion.
Protons with a kinetic energy of about 500,000 electron volts have a good chance of producing 3 alpha particles with about 17 times as much energy when they hit a boron-11 nucleus. Unfortunately, a
Digging duplicate trenches to lay parallel fiber is wasteful. That's why utilities are "natural monopolies". Getting economic efficiency in such situations usually requires regulation or community ownership.
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That's what I get for 189 tons of water.
Does anyone else get something different?
Chlorides, barium, strontium and aluminum? I suppose that it was not as bad as water from the Great Salt Lake.
I find that IEEE locks up research results that I pay for as a tax payer. It is a minor inconvience for me to use the library at work, but it would be prohibitive if I were a middle income indpendent scientist or engineer.
The IEEE also has policy statements that oppose policies that advance the public interest. Take a look at: http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/committees/ipc/index.html and http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20090922030639824
After 30 years, I dropped my membership. The IEEE no longer advocates or implements policy for the public interest.
I took a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathWorld to remind myself about how CRC press treated Eric W. Weisstein (creator of MathWorld). CRC press is a division of Taylor and Francis. Whenever I get a request to referee for a Taylor and Francis publication, I decline and point the editor at the MathWorld story.
Don't do business with Taylor and Francis.
I believed the adminstration's story 10 years ago. But six weeks after the invasion began, I knew I had been lied to. The great shame is that we (the US voters) voted in 2004 to let Bush stay in office after it was clear even to fools (like me) that what you accuse him of was true.
You would lose your bet.
I would bet more than 60% percent of voting age Texans believe that heaven and earth were created by Jesus Christ's father less than 10,000 years ago.
I wrote my first scientific article in Macwrite, my second in ditroff, and my third in LaTeX. Then I combined them into a dissertation. I chose to translate the fist two into LaTeX. My second choice would have been ditroff, and my third choice would have been to pay someone to type it all up. A better name for Macwrite would have been MacMemo. For anything longer than a page, it was awful. I don't know what value it has/had other than a cautionary tale for others to avoid.
I believe that after 30 years, it may be time for me to move beyond LaTeX. I'd like something I could program more easily. And I'd like support for describing function more than appearance.
It just makes me sad. Many decades ago I grew up in a Bible Belt town of 90K immersed in Broun's point of view (and accent). Watching the video was sickening. It was so familiar. I had hoped that rather than it simply being that I moved physically, the world had moved on. I was sadly wrong.